Paul Douglas Dyer

Male 1952 - 1957  (5 years)


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  • Name Paul Douglas Dyer 
    Born 13 Mar 1952  Watertown, Jefferson County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Oct 1957  Pulaski, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age 5 years 
    Patriarch & Matriarch
    Philip D Dyer,   b. Abt 1860,   d. Between 1893 and 1900  (Age ~ 33 years)  (Great Grandfather) 
    Jane Guernsey,   b. Mar 1821, Richland, Oswego, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1913, Orwell, Oswego, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 92 years)  (4 x Great Grandmother) 
    Person ID I15061  Stewartsnydotcom
    Last Modified 18 May 2020 

    Father Ancestors Raymond Dyer,   b. 26 Sep 1927,   d. 26 Oct 1957, HGS, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ancestors Eileen Florence Tilkins,   b. 2 Jul 1929, Richland Township, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1997  (Age 68 years)
    Other Partners: Joseph Henry Skotnicki  m. Abt 1958  
    Relationship natural 
    Married 16 Oct 1948  Richland, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4900  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Newspaper Obituary - Thursday, October 17, 1957 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Two Lose Lives in Fire at Richland ¬¨Double funeral services for Charles Fletcher Lowrey, 60, and Paul Douglas Dyer, 5, victims of the Sunday morning fire in Richland, which destroyed the Raymond Dyer home, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Foster Funeral Home. The Rev. Jay Wilcox, pastor of the Richland Methodist Church, officiated. Mr. Lowrey was buried in the North Boylston Cemetery and interment of the little boy was in Richland Cemetery. Surviving Mr. Lowrey of 205 Columbus Avenue, Syracuse, are a half-sister, Mrs. Aurelia Schmitz of Syracuse, with whom he lived. Mr. Lowrey was a week-end visitor in the home of his nephew, Raymond Dyer. Born September 11, 1897, at Worth in Jefferson County, Mr. Lowrey was the son of Owen and Lizzie Houghtaling Lowrey. He had spent most of his life in the vicinity of Worth and Mannsville, going to Syracuse about 10 years ago where he was employed as a laborer in construction work. He was a veteran of World War I. Besides his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Dyer, Paul is survived by a sister, Beverly, 8; two brothers, Bruce 7, and Daryl 6 months; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Florence Tilkins of Richland, and paternal grandmother, Mrs. Aurelia Schmitz of Syracuse. Paul Douglas Dyer was born March 13, 1952, the son of Raymond and Rene Tilkins Dyer. He was a pupil in the kindergarten class at the Richland school. The fire which destroyed the one-story wood frame home of the Dyers, located on the Ridge Road in the village of Richland, was discovered by Mrs. Dyer shortly after 6 a.m. Sunday morning. She told Deputy Sheriff Glenn A. Thorpe that the house was in flames when she awakened. Calling her husband, she fled from the house with Daryl and Bruce and started for aid. E. E. Rule, across the road, heard the cries for help and hurried next door to the home of Mrs. Lillian Sweatland where he telephoned the Richland Fire Company. Mr. Dyer managed to get Beverly out of the burning house and made an attempt to re-enter to save little Paul, but was forced back by intense flames. Both Mr. Dyer and Beverly were severely burned and were taken to the Good Samaritan Hospital, Watertown, in the Taylor ambulance. Mrs. Dyer said she heard Mr. Lowrey shouting within the burning building but firemen were unable to reach him, the fire had gained such headway upon their arrival. The entire structure was leveled in a matter of minutes. The bodies of the two victims were removed from the ruins about 9:15 a.m. and released to the Foster Funeral Home, under the direction of assistant district attorney John Murray. Dr. H. M. McChesney acted as coroner's physician and also treated the injured at the scene. The Ringgold fire company was called in by Mutual Aid at 7:30 to assist in wetting down the ruins. Gerald Moore, Richland fire chief, was in charge of operations. The auxiliary of the fire company served coffee and sandwiches to the fire fighters. The fire is believed to have originated from a faulty circulating oil burner. There was no insurance on the dwelling or contents. The Dyers had moved into the recently remodeled building last summer, which had at one time been a blacksmith shop. Mr. Dyer, who is employed as a carpenter in Syracuse, lost all of his tools in the fire. Special deputy sheriff Bud Scharoun assisted in the investigation and Trooper P. J. Rossamano of the local substation directed traffic.

      Paul died in a house fire in Richland, NY
    • October 13, 1957 - Paul Douglas Dyer, age 5 years. Date of birth March 13, 1952, born in New York. Sex, male; race, white; occupation, student. Length of residence in town where death occurred, 5 years. Name of father, Raymond Dyer. Name of mother, Ilene Tilkins. Informant, Ilene Dyer, Richland, New York. Cause of death, third-degree burns over entire body, death immediate. Accidental death. Place of injury, at home in Richland, Oswego County, New York. Injury occurred when unable to escape from burning dwelling. Signed by Hugh McChesney, M.D., October 16, 1957, Pulaski, New York. Undertaker, Paul K. Foster, Pulaski, New York. Place of burial, Richland, New York, October 16, 1957.